Monthly Archives: February 2016

Two photos

To finish February, two random photographs I came across whilst ambling around the web.  Sorry, I haven’t got the links or owners… Firstly, unloading an elephant from a circus train.  (From the file name, I think this is an entry … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘Model Railroad Planning 2016’

Regular readers will know that I am better at planning railroads than building them, and probably prefer the armchair to the workshop.  So I was pleased to receive this year’s copy of ‘Model Railroad Planning’, published by Kalmbach, from the … Continue reading

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BadSouthernRail

With Southern Train’s unenviable reputation, it’s no wonder that mock Southern Rail Twitter account https://twitter.com/BadSouthernRail is doing so well and has more than 3,000 followers. Here are a few Tweets which Redhill residents may be able to relate to….  

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Odd modelling ideas #2

Thanks to N Gauge Forum for this gross idea – “Something prototypical I’d rather not model,”  with a link to this BBC page.  The BBC is a bit over-the-top about the risks – only 10% of UK trains still deposit … Continue reading

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Norfolk, 1960’s

More closed railways.  The East Dereham branch was still open for goods in 1964, and the signal box was in very good condition. The Eastern Counties bus service that replaced DMUs on the line was in the station yard.  The single … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 17 February 2016

No report for yesterday’s meeting, I’m afraid.  I have the poor excuse that I am sitting in Singapore for a week, having been asked to visit and do a presentation at rather short notice.  OK, it’s a hardship posting, but … Continue reading

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Southwold remnants 1966

The Southwold Railway opened in 1879 and closed in 1929. It was a 3 foot narrow gauge line in Suffolk that linked Southwold and the sea with Halesworth on the main Great Eastern line 9 miles away.  In  1966, a surprising … Continue reading

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